The Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa
The Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (dubbed ‘Science Agenda’) is an African Owned and African led process that will articulate the Science and Technology that African agriculture needs to prioritize in order to achieve its agricultural development targets; the complementary actions needed for the science and technology to be sufficiently harnessed; and the type and scale of investments required. The Science Agenda’s perspective will encompass the breadth of science, the meaningful engagements between disciplines (inter- disciplinary and multi-disciplinary) and the effective transfer of the outcomes of science to end users that are necessary to unlock the potential of agriculture in Africa. The Science Agenda is, therefore, fundamentally about the strategic investments in science, technology and innovation that are needed to contribute effectively to productivity, equitable development and sustainable productive environments.
The other four work streams are:
- Stocktaking and Mapping of planned and on-going agricultural research and development activities
- Organisation of regional agricultural productivity workshops on how the CGIAR capacity can be better harnessed to advance the development of CAADP country investment programmes
- Establishing a Memorandum of Understanding between the AUC and the CGIAR Consortium
- Development of agricultural technology innovation platforms proposed by the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.
The development of a Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa is one of the five work streams of the Dublin Process - an initiative of
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